Public health informatics is the systematic application of knowledge about systems that capture, manage, analyze and use the information to improve population health. Moreover, The fully funded CDC Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) provides applied public health informatics training for candidates of computer science and information technology to public health problems.
PHIFP is a 2-year, competency-based training program in public health informatics. Fellows are placed in assignments in centers and offices across CDC where they gain experiential training to enhance the agency’s informatics workforce.
The following list includes routine tasks for PHIFP fellows:
Recipients of Fully Funded CDC Public Health Informatics Fellowship will receive a stipend equivalent to GS 11 Step 3 or GS 12 Step 3 salary depending on their qualification. The fellows holding a doctoral-level degree who begin their fellowship program in the Classes of 2018 and beyond will receive an equivalent of a GS 12, Step 3 salary. Those holding a master’s level degree will receive the equivalent of a GS 11, Step 3 salary. Fellows may be eligible for a salary increase after one year of appointment, based on performance and recommendation by appropriate management officials.
A candidate is eligible for the CDC Public Health Informatics Fellowship if he/she has
In order to apply for the CDC Public Health Informatics Fellowship, the candidates must complete and submit the online application form. Along with the application, the candidates must submit:
Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic achievements, aspirations, personal qualities, as well as professional attributes. At least, two letters of recommendation must be from persons who are not a current employee at the CDC.
Your application requires copies of unofficial transcripts for all earned degrees or qualifying degrees in progress.
In case, a non-U.S. institution issues the transcript, candidates must take a foreign credential evaluation for all qualifying degrees in addition to the transcript. Further, the transcripts must be in English.
CDC accepts the application for the Fully Funded Public Health Informatics Fellowship until 4 November 2019. Applications arriving after the deadline are not eligible for the fellowship.